What an absolutely glorious weekend! The sun is out and it feels like the beginning of Summer. Of course, it is probably just a tease. No doubt we’ll have a couple more weeks of gray skies before the end of Spring. In Seattle, Memorial Day Weekend means the Northwest Folklife Festival, a wonderful, free (they do ask for a donation) music extravaganza spread out over four days, filled with concerts, jams and workshops. Lots of singing and dancing and crowds of people having a great time.
I also want to mention a reading challenge brought to you by Ann and Michael, the wonderful folks who created the Books On The Nightstand podcast and blog. It is inspired by a newly published book called Beowolf on the Beach by Jack Murnighan. Please stop by and check it out.
I am still working on the poetry blog and have joined a Summer Poetry Reading Challenge. If you enjoy poetry you will find this challenge very intriguing.
As for what I’m reading right now, I finished The Lost City of Z, quite good read but I’m not planning on reviewing it. I’m just about to finish Half A Yellow Sun and have started The Swallows of Kabul. Both are very intense reads. I also plan on reading Fragile Things (Thanks, Nymeth!) and the second book in Ursula Le Guin’s Annuals of the Western Shore series, Voices.
I did something unusual this week. I have not bought a new book in quite a while but I gave up waiting for my library to get these books in an ordered them online. So yesterday I found a small package by the mail box which contained The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker and The Blue Fox by Sjon. I plan on reading both for the Lost in Translation challenge!
Have a wonderful week.
To learn about the Sunday Salon click here.